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Saturday, June 8, 2013

And we´ve reached the work here from May now.

And now we´ve got to the work, that I´ve been making around May here. It has been mostly cards, that I was making for a big competition that were set up by Marianne Design in an Australian webstore, but it was open for worldwide entries, so I made 4 entries, just to find out, we were only allowed to enter 2 LOL, so I had to chose just 2 to enter, but here´s all 4 of them thoug, and I´ve also been making a few of those cute tealightholders out of empty toiletrolls. I´ve always been a fan of everything, that I can create by reusing things, we would else normally throw away. And as such I´ve also made my own glass cuttingmat here, as you can see too. I was reading a lot about, they should be soo much better than the selfhealing mats and would save the knifeblades a lot too, so I had been looking around to see, where they could be found and how expensive they were. I also found a couple different ones, but they were pretty  expensive, and then I would even have to order them abroad, and to that price would also come a pretty high postage, because it ofcause, as it was glass weighed quite a bit, and as such was pretty expensive to get shipped here. So I was still thinking forth and back, if it was worth it, when hubby suddenly said, but can´t you use one of the glass shelves from our old fridge, which had gone dead last year. And ofcause I went out to see, and yes quite right, we still had a couple of these shelves standing out in the outbuilding, so out to get one, and yes it was made of safetyglass, that can´t brake, and it even had a fancy plasticedge on it, that fits perfect for the arm to rest on, when I´m cutting. It got out, and was nicely cleaned, and then I found the last of a selfadhesive measurementtape, I had found in the US last year for 2 $. I had already used a part of it to set on the edge of my cuttingtable, and now I was able to use some more of it to cut up and put on all sides of this plate here. And yes it´s right, this cuttingmat is really the best I´ve ever had to cut on, and it haven´t even cost me 2$ to make, as it´s all made of stuff, that would probably have been thrown out, if  we hadn´t got this idea, but now it´s all used to the last bit, which is sooo cool.
But here´s the next pictures, and I hope, you´ll like, what I´ve done here.

 This is the cuttingplate I made from the old shelve from the fridge.

And next here is the different small giftboxes I´ve made from those old toiletrolls. They fit just perfectly for some of these fine tealights to go inside for a hostesgift, or you can ofcause also fill them with other things as you like.

 Next here are 2 ordinary cards made for a couple of birthdays around here, nothing fancy or special about them.

 And then here comes those 4 cards, I made for that Marianne design competition, but unfortunately none of them were picked as winners thoug, but I´m still pretty satisfied with them anyway thoug. Ofcause they could probably have ben better, but they could also been a lot worser thoug ha ha ha

 And here´s a couple of small bags, that I made for the girls and decorated with a very special stampimage, that a very sweet girl, Anna here from had made for Tascha for her birthday, and even called the image for Tascha, so she was sooo proud, she had big tears in her eyes, when she saw it. Anna is a very special girl, who´s drawing the most awesome digistamps and give a lot away for free on her blog very often, so you should go and give her a visit, and see all her wonderful work there.
But she made this as I said and sent for tascha the day before her birthday, so we managed to make a few things with it the first day with the girls themself, and then I made these in the week-end after, when they came here to spend the week-end.

This was the last, you´re gtting tonight here, as it´s getting late here now, and then there´s only one load left til tomorrow, and then I´ve uploaded everything up til now, wxcept from all my old and newer tutorials, that I ofcause are going to upload here again at some time, but not quite sure, if I´ll get that done before the eyesurgery thoug, but now we´ll see, how far I´ll get before then.
I hope, you´ll enjoy all these and as always leave me a comment and let me know, what you think of everything.
Have a wonderful day dear friends and lots of fun till next time.
Biiiiiiiig warm hugs Maryann


Diane Schultz said...

Hi MaryAnn, OMG, all your projects are just absolutely awesome!!!! I just love the street lamp and bench. I think that's my favorite but all of them are fantastic. You are just amazing with your creativity!!!! Thanks for being an inspiration and sharing your beautiful work.
Crafty hugs, Diane

Baukje Booth said...

I love your toilet roll gift boxes Maryann, what a great recycler you are.

Gitte said...

Sikke flotte ting du har lavet.

marie said...

He He wonderful lot of work here hun now I bet Tascha was over the moon to have her very own stamp and with her name lol Love the gift bags you made with them. See you have won the lottery and bought up half the marianne dies out there ha ha love the cards you made with them shame you didn't win the prize also see you finally found the mirri card at least some gold card. Bet that added some flair to your cards. wonderful to see all your gorgeous works here real candy for the eyes thanks hun :O)

Vickie Densmore (Papercrazy) said...

OMG, what a clever idea with your old fridge shelf!!!! I love the toilet roll idea too!! Actually I always love everything you create, so keep on thinking of clever things to make, my friend. :))

Jen said...

WOWzer, girl!! Beautiful!! Love them all!!! Your paper crafts are just gorjuss, and I just love how you utilized the old shelf from the fridge to use as a cutting surface. I have never thought of that! BRILLIANT!! Aloha from Hawaii, Jen

Ardilla said...

Lovely projects, love the onw with the "Wee stamp" on it (card and bag)...
Your Marianne's projects are great and they are a winner for us, your friends :)